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Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D or the “sunshine vitamin” is derived mainly from sunlight. The main role of vitamin D in the body is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, and is critical to the formation of strong bone tissue. Symptoms (though often subtle) of a vitamin [...]

May 26, 2012 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Heart disease symptoms in women are typically more subtle than heart disease symptoms in men including fatigue, indigestion, anxiety and shortness of breath. During a heart attack, symptoms may include weakness, cold sweat and dizziness. The American Heart Association estimates it is 52% more likely for women to experience delays in getting treatment after calling [...]

February 6, 2009 Susan Heart Disease, Women's Health Comments Off on Raising awareness of women’s heart disease